PUBLISHED: 28 June 2022

Rule Smashers

Presented by CFW and the National Music Centre

Saturday July 30, 2022 7:30 p.m.
Studio Bell at the National Music Centre

Nadia Boulanger 3 Pièces for Cello and Piano (1914)
Zoltán Kodály Serenade, Op. 12 (1920)
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 (1890)

Set in the elegant Performance Hall at Studio Bell, three works written around the turn of the 20th century each illustrate distinctive European characters. Nadia Boulanger’s charming miniatures exude French elegance with a delicate charm. Belá Bartók declared the Serenade by his friend and colleague Kodály to be “a genuine, modern product of Hungarian culture,” blending old peasant songs with distinctive, angular harmonies. Souvenir de Florence is a sunny picture postcard of Italy viewed through a Russian lens, with star turns for each performer.